Don’t post more secret war papers, pleads White House

2010-07-30 13:54

The White House is imploring the website Wikileaks not to post any

more classified documents about the Afghanistan war, saying US national security

and Afghan lives are at risk.

Press secretary Robert Gibbs says the leak of about 90 000 secret

military documents has already jeopardised the lives of Afghans working with the

US and its war allies.

Gibbs says the Taliban has declared that it will comb the

documents for the names of people who have cooperated with international forces

in Afghanistan.

Interviewed on NBC television, Gibbs said the release of another

15 000 documents reportedly still held by Wikileaks would do more damage.

He says the White House “can do nothing but implore the person who

has the documents not to post any more.”

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